Former FBI Director James Comey seems to be so focused on incriminating President Trump, that he is willing to break the law.
Comey took the stand in June to testify about his disputed discussions with President Donald Trump.
During this time, the former director claimed the memos he kept — one being leaked with the hopes it would secure him a special counsel in the Russia investigation — were personal property. Promising that they did not contain classified info.
“So you didn’t consider your memo or your sense of that conversation to be a government document?,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) asked Comey on June 8. “You considered it to be, somehow, your own personal document that you could share to the media as you wanted through a friend?”
“Correct,” Comey answered. “I understood this to be my recollection recorded of my conversation with the president. As a private citizen, I thought it important to get it out.”
According to the Hill, however, after the FBI reviewed the memos the agency reached a very different conclusion:
But when the seven memos Comey wrote regarding his nine conversations with Trump about Russia earlier this year were shown to Congress in recent days, the FBI claimed all were, in fact, deemed to be government documents.
While the Comey memos have been previously reported, this is the first time there has been a number connected to the amount of the memos the ex-FBI chief wrote.
Four of the memos had markings making clear they contained information classified at the “secret” or “confidential” level, according to officials directly familiar with the matter.
Trump responded immediately tweeting, ‘James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!’
James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017
The president wasn’t the only one to point out this obvious offense Comey committed.
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) July 10, 2017
Now we get a report that FOUR of these 7 memos are clearly marked as classified. No way Comey would not know the exact #.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) July 10, 2017
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 10, 2017
According to IJR: Just less than a year ago, Comey stood on the national stage and blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her “carelessness” in handling sensitive and even classified information. He later said that the FBI would not present a case for prosecution because “it was not clear that Clinton intended to break the law.”
Comey’s own actions, coupled with testimony declaring that he leaked information (which we now know may have been classified) to a friend with the absolute intent of it being made public, suggest that he intentionally violated the same law under which he gave Clinton a pass.
Comey seems to have caught himself in the trap he laid for Trump.
Now its time for the former director to face the full extent of the law he was sworn to protect.
Aren’t you glad this guy has been fired from the FBI?